As "medication experts," pharmacists are concerned with safeguarding the public's health in matters relating to medication distribution and use and disease state management. Learn more about the classes and the national exam you need to prepare for an pharmacy school or college. Also learn information about pharmacy schools and general information about pharmacy.

What classes do I need to take?

Each Pharmacy School or College has different requirements. A list of programs in the US and their prerequisites requirements can be found on the PHARMCAS School Directory.

 UM-Dearborn pre-requisite courses for Pharmacy Schools in the State of Michigan 

What are the pharmacy school responses to COVID-19?

  State of Michigan Schools Statement for Pass/Fail for Winter 2020 and on-line courses

  State of Michigan Schools Statement for Pass/Fail for Fall 2020

What is the national standardized test?

The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is required for admission to some Pharmacy Schools or Colleges. The best way to prepare for the PCAT is to do well academically in the pre-requisite courses before studying for the PCAT. To become familiar with the PCAT exam, please read and understand the PCAT Guide, published each year, on the PCAT URL

What else should I know?

More information, such as what you should major in at UM-Dearborn, and what else you can do to prepare for the profession, can be found in our FAQ section.